Gardening Questions And Answers
Burro’s tail grows best in bright light to full sun; in insufficient light the internodes will be longer so the leaves will not be as dense on the stems. In too intense light, the leaves bleach out and become yellowish instead of blue-green. Wilting or soft leaves may indicate too much soil moisture.
Burro’s tail is not prone to many insects or pests; they usually get aphids. If unfortunately, your donkey’s tail develops them, hose them off every month. If that doesn’t work, spray your succulent with a mixture of 4/5 water and 1/5 rubbing alcohol. Besides, you can also use Neem oil to remove them from your […]
If you notice that your burro’s tail seems “leggy”—in other words, that the leaves are becoming spaced out further than they were with previous growth—it’s time to move the plant. This type of growth is a sign that the plant is not receiving enough light. Burro’s tail succulents are incredibly fragile.
Is Burro’s Tail Poisonous? Like a lot of species of Sedums, Sedum morganianum is not reported as a poisonous succulent. It is totally safe to keep your Burro’s Tail together with your children or pets at the same house. Moreover, I found out that some types of Sedums have edible leaves and used as food.
While dead leaves at the bottom of your succulent are perfectly healthy, dead leaves on the upper parts of new growth are a sign of a problem–usually over- or under-watering. Here’s a Donkey’s Tail succulent, in which the middle plant has been severely over-watered, and has completely rotted as a result.
Burro’s tail is drought tolerant (those pillow leaves retain water). Don’t water it more than once a month. (Soak the soil thoroughly, then make sure to let the topsoil dry out completely before watering again.) For a container plant, choose a pot with a drainage hole and use potting mix suitable for cacti.
Provide even moisture and fertilize with cactus food during the growing season. Divide the plant when it gets too large for a container and transplant it every couple of years to provide it with fresh, nutrient-rich soil. Burro’s tail care is easy and makes it an excellent plant for the novice gardener.
Like every other succulent, burro’s tail requires good drainage to grow healthy. Moreover, the water should be drained fast to avoid over-absorption to roots. It is better to use a soil mix that does not settle in water for long; instead, it ensures good drainage while keeping your plant damage-free.
Over-watering While dead leaves at the bottom of your succulent are perfectly healthy, dead leaves on the upper parts of new growth are a sign of a problem–usually over- or under-watering. Here’s a Donkey’s Tail succulent, in which the middle plant has been severely over-watered, and has completely rotted as a result.